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RHSA-2003-372: wget Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the wget packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Updated wget packages that correct a buffer overrun are now available.

GNU Wget is a file-retrieval utility that uses the HTTP and FTP protocols.

A buffer overflow in the url_filename function for wget 1.8.1 allows
attackers to cause a segmentation fault via a long URL. Red Hat does not
believe that this issue is exploitable to allow a possible hacker to be able to
run arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
( has assigned the name CVE-2002-1565 to this issue.

Users of wget should install the erratum package, which contains a
backported security patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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